Wisconsin Man Arrested After Being Part of Capitol Riot

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather at the west entrance of the Capitol during a "Stop the Steal" protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. January 6, 2021.
Stephanie Keith | Reuters

A Wisconsin man who posted on Facebook that he was among those wanted for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol during last week’s riot has been arrested in Eau Claire and charged with a pair of misdemeanors in federal court.

Kevin Daniel Loftus is scheduled to make an initial appearance Tuesday after being arrested for illegally entering either house of Congress, or adjacent areas, and disorderly conduct on the grounds of the Capitol.

The complaint shows pictures posted on Facebook and other social media of the man identified as Loftus holding an American flag and smiling inside the Capitol in the halls of Congress.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned officials of possible safety concerns around state capitols after the riots in Washington D.C. last week. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports.
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